Wyoming Area’s Bree Bednarski to play field hockey at Michigan


Gober, Hockenbury, Supey heading to D1 programs next year

By Nick Wagner - [email protected]



Bree Bednarski (center) of Wyoming Area signed to Michigan, here she is with her family, sister Drew, mother Lyn, father Joe and brother Bret 14,Bednarski behind her are club coach Lauren Powley, Assistant Coach Maura McCormick, Head Coach Chris Comiskey and AD Joe Pizano.


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Grace Gober signed to Temple University, with her are her brother JT 12, Father Joe, and Sister Abby 14, behind her are Assistant Coach Maura McCormick, Coach Chris Comiskey and AD Joe Pizano.


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Grace Gober signed to Temple and classmate Bree Bednarski signed to Michigan, behing them are assistant coach Maura McCormick and coach Chris Comiskey. 11/12/2015 Aimee Dilger|Times Leader


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Grace Gober, Joe Pizano and Bree Bednarski. 11/12/2015 Aimee Dilger|Times Leader


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Dominic Hockenbury signed his Letter of Intent run cross country and track on scholarship at Syracuse University in the fall of 2016. Pictured front row (seated from left): George Hockenbury, father; Dominic; Kim Hockenbury, mother; Nick Hockenbury, brother. Standing: Jeff Shook, athletic director; coach Bill Kvashay, assistant coach; coach John Sobocinski, head coach Matt Nonnenberg, assistant principal


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Katie Supey signed her Letter of Intent to play field hockey as scholarship player at Syracuse University in the fall of 2016. Pictured front row (seated from left): Eric Supey, father; Katie; Donna Supey, mother; Amy Supey, sister. Standing: Jeff Shook, athletic director; coach Jean Lipski, head coach; coach Courtney Thomas, assistant coach; Doug Klopp, principal; Matt Nonnenberg, assistant principal.


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EXETER — It was no secret where Bree Bednarski was going to play her college field hockey. Now, it’s official.

Bednarski, a Wyoming Area senior, signed her National Letter of Intent to play field hockey for the University of Michigan on Thursday at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center. Bednarski will be receiving a full scholarship to participate on the Wolverines’ team next fall in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Teammate Grace Gober also signed her Letter of Intent. Gober will take her field hockey talents to Temple University.

“It’s really exciting because now I know it’s absolutely official,” Bednarski said. “Michigan is the perfect fit for me. They have everything I wanted as a school and as a field hockey program.”

Bednarski led the Wyoming Valley Conference this season with 67 goals as a senior. She also had 12 assists on the campaign. In her four-year career, she has scored 127 goals and added 37 assists.

In 2014, as a junior, Bednarski was named First Team All-State by the Pennsylvania Field Hockey Coaches Association. Her 2015 season should receive similar honors. She was named an all-state honorable mention as a sophomore. In her junior season, Bednarski set school records with 43 goals and 14 assists.

“It’s been kind of neat seeing her grow,” Wyoming Area head coach Chris Comiskey said. “This is a kid that has never missed a practice or a game. She always has a great attitude. That the athlete everyone wants to see.”

In September of this year, Bednarski scored six goals in a win over Hanover Area to surpass Serra Degnan as Wyoming Area’s all-time leading scorer. Degnan was Wyoming Area’s first Division I field hockey player when she signed to play for Syracuse University four years ago.

This marks Wyoming Area’s first full scholarship awarded to an athlete.

“Wyoming Area just has good athletes,” Bednarski said. “Everyone gets their friends into playing sports and it always turns into something big. I’m going to miss Wyoming Area so much.”

Bednarski, who is the daughter of Lyn and Joe Bednarski, led Wyoming Area to its second straight best season in school history. She is undecided on what she will be studying in Ann Arbor. Michigan’s field hockey team is currently ranked 10th in the nation and is preparing for the NCAA Championships, which start this Saturday.

Gober’s senior season at Wyoming Area certainly didn’t start how anyone envisioned. In July of this year, Gober lost her mother, Anne, in a car accident. Comiskey said she persevered throughout the year and he couldn’t have asked for much more of her.

“She’s an amazing person,” Comiskey said. “I can’t say enough about her after everything that has happened. She never brought that into the team and it’s been unbelievable.”

Gober will be playing for a Temple team that’s currently vying for a Big East Championship. The Owls will be facing undefeated UConn in the conference title game on Sunday.

“It’s exciting,” Gober said. “It’s my next step toward the future, with everything that has been going on in the last year. This is one of the biggest things my mom always wanted us to do.”

Lake-Lehman

After successfully defending his PIAA Class 2A Cross Country Championship title on Saturday, Lake-Lehman senior Dominic Hockenbury signed his Letter of Intent to run cross country and track at Syracuse University.

The Orange are currently ranked No. 2 in the country in the NCAA RPI Cross Country rankings.

Hockenbury will be pursuing a major in Health and Exercise Sciences.

Fellow Black Knight, Katie Supey is heading to Syracuse as well. The senior field hockey player signed her Letter of Intent to play for the No. 1 ranked team in the country, according to the NCAA RPI rankings.

She will be pursuing a major in Elementary Education.

Bree Bednarski (center) of Wyoming Area signed to Michigan, here she is with her family, sister Drew, mother Lyn, father Joe and brother Bret 14,Bednarski behind her are club coach Lauren Powley, Assistant Coach Maura McCormick, Head Coach Chris Comiskey and AD Joe Pizano.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_TTL111315fh-signees1.jpgBree Bednarski (center) of Wyoming Area signed to Michigan, here she is with her family, sister Drew, mother Lyn, father Joe and brother Bret 14,Bednarski behind her are club coach Lauren Powley, Assistant Coach Maura McCormick, Head Coach Chris Comiskey and AD Joe Pizano. Aimee Dilger|Times Leader

Grace Gober signed to Temple University, with her are her brother JT 12, Father Joe, and Sister Abby 14, behind her are Assistant Coach Maura McCormick, Coach Chris Comiskey and AD Joe Pizano.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_TTL111315fh-signees2.jpgGrace Gober signed to Temple University, with her are her brother JT 12, Father Joe, and Sister Abby 14, behind her are Assistant Coach Maura McCormick, Coach Chris Comiskey and AD Joe Pizano. Aimee Dilger|Times Leader

Grace Gober signed to Temple and classmate Bree Bednarski signed to Michigan, behing them are assistant coach Maura McCormick and coach Chris Comiskey. 11/12/2015 Aimee Dilger|Times Leader
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_TTL111315fh-signees3.jpgGrace Gober signed to Temple and classmate Bree Bednarski signed to Michigan, behing them are assistant coach Maura McCormick and coach Chris Comiskey. 11/12/2015 Aimee Dilger|Times LeaderAimee Dilger|Times Leader

Grace Gober, Joe Pizano and Bree Bednarski. 11/12/2015 Aimee Dilger|Times Leader
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_TTL111315fh-signees4.jpgGrace Gober, Joe Pizano and Bree Bednarski. 11/12/2015 Aimee Dilger|Times LeaderAimee Dilger|Times Leader

Dominic Hockenbury signed his Letter of Intent run cross country and track on scholarship at Syracuse University in the fall of 2016. Pictured front row (seated from left): George Hockenbury, father; Dominic; Kim Hockenbury, mother; Nick Hockenbury, brother. Standing: Jeff Shook, athletic director; coach Bill Kvashay, assistant coach; coach John Sobocinski, head coach Matt Nonnenberg, assistant principal
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Hockenbury-Signing.jpgDominic Hockenbury signed his Letter of Intent run cross country and track on scholarship at Syracuse University in the fall of 2016. Pictured front row (seated from left): George Hockenbury, father; Dominic; Kim Hockenbury, mother; Nick Hockenbury, brother. Standing: Jeff Shook, athletic director; coach Bill Kvashay, assistant coach; coach John Sobocinski, head coach Matt Nonnenberg, assistant principal Submitted photos

Katie Supey signed her Letter of Intent to play field hockey as scholarship player at Syracuse University in the fall of 2016. Pictured front row (seated from left): Eric Supey, father; Katie; Donna Supey, mother; Amy Supey, sister. Standing: Jeff Shook, athletic director; coach Jean Lipski, head coach; coach Courtney Thomas, assistant coach; Doug Klopp, principal; Matt Nonnenberg, assistant principal.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Supey-Signing.jpgKatie Supey signed her Letter of Intent to play field hockey as scholarship player at Syracuse University in the fall of 2016. Pictured front row (seated from left): Eric Supey, father; Katie; Donna Supey, mother; Amy Supey, sister. Standing: Jeff Shook, athletic director; coach Jean Lipski, head coach; coach Courtney Thomas, assistant coach; Doug Klopp, principal; Matt Nonnenberg, assistant principal. Submitted photos
Gober, Hockenbury, Supey heading to D1 programs next year

By Nick Wagner

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Reach Nick Wagner at 570-991-6406 or on Twitter @Dispatch_Nick

Reach Nick Wagner at 570-991-6406 or on Twitter @Dispatch_Nick

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